The regent therefore represented to her brother that the disorders were entirely put down and that the time had come to show mercy.
The title of regent was left to the duchess Margaret, but she speedily sent in her resignation, which was accepted The (October 6).
The signatories drew up a petition, known as the " Request," which was presented by the confederates to the regent (April 5, 1566) in the council chamber at Brussels.
He acted as regent till the new king reached Spain and hoped to be powerful under his rule.
When the duke of Orleans became regent (1715) Dubois, who had for some years acted as his secretary, was made councillor of state, and the chief power passed gradually into his hands.